The Castle Theatre of Manchester, Iowa opened in 1935, and is the only theater in Delaware County.

In 2009 a group of concerned citizens received word that their local movie theatre was soon closing. After many meetings, research was conducted regarding other community-run theaters. A Board was formed, non-profit status was established, theatre assets were purchased, teams of volunteers were organized, movie contracts were signed and operating plans were developed.

The theatre reopened on October 23, 2009 with a fresh new look and a first-run movie showing every night at 7 PM.

Our affordable admission prices remain at just

  • $4.00 per adult per (Ages 13-59)
  • $3.00 for children (Ages 3-12)
  • $3.00 for seniors (60 and over)

Castle Theatre Manager, Kristy Davis, currently manages the day-to-day operations

Community Volunteers continue to staff Castle Theatre’s concessions stand. Learn more about Volunteering.

Curious about upcoming movies at Castle Theatre?

Patrons can check local newspapers and radio stations, call Castle Theatre at 563-927-5726, or sign up for our monthly newsletter at CastleTheatreManchester.org. You can also follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CastleTheatreManchester.

Check out our marquee and poster boards outside our theatre. Castle Theatre shows a new first-run movie every week with opening night on Fridays. Driving Directions

Castle Theatre accepts cash and credit cards at our box office and concessions stand.

Popcorn lovers rejoice!

Free Popcorn Wednesdays are our way of showing our appreciation for our patrons.

Every Wednesday night, present your paid admission ticket at our concessions stand and receive one (1) free small popcorn to enjoy during the show.